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Pence Announces Agreement with Amtrak

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Indiana Governor Mike Pence this afternoon announced the state has reached an agreement in principal with Amtrak and local communities to keep the Hoosier State passenger rail service operating four days a week between Indianapolis and Chicago. INDOT spokesman Will Wingfield says once the agreement between the state and the local communities along the route, which include Rensselear, are signed, monthly payments will renew the existing service for one-year with an option for an additional four-months.
Wingfield says the agreement also allows the state and local partners to monitor ridership and explore service improvements to ensure long-term viability. Indiana was the final state to reach an agreement and the deadline to get a deal done was tomorrow (Wednesday). Congress voted in 2008 to end federal support for Amtrak routes of less than 750 miles, which includes the Hoosier State passenger rail service.
More information about the Amtrak Hoosier State service, including a cost-benefit analysis of schedule and frequency options, is available at www.in.gov/indot/3200.htm.


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